Tag Archives: Law

Time to Modernize Court System

Judicial Impact Assessment (JIA) is a process whereby the government can anticipate the likely cost of implementing a legislation through the courts and help deliver timely justice to litigants. Litigation demand depends on a variety of factors most of which are not factored in the making of laws. This results in the court system being left with little or no

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A Matter of Interpretation

Today’s Barbados Advocate editorial should be of interest to the BU family – David, blogmaster For me, as a public legal scholar, one of the more gratifying aspects of the current politico-constitutional enigma owed to the unprecedented outcome of last month’s general election and its consequences, has been the eagerness of citizens generally to seek knowledge on and to discuss

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Broadening Local Freedom of Expression

“Freedom of speech [expression] means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent…” Alan Dershowitz, US Law professor “As a former member of the US military, I took an oath to defend the constitution which includes

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The Right to Counsel

It seems fitting with the passing with Amused we should feature today’ Barbados Advocate editorial (23/12/2016) – Barbados Underground The acting Commissioner of the Royal Barbados Police Force has recently had cause to remind his officers that the organization does not condone denying lawyers access to clients held in custody. He might also have told them that this is not

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